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UPDATED! Need help budgeting for a skiing trip to France with school (Almost 2 years away!)

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Hello misc :) Well, having seen what this year Ski trip was like, I have made the pricey decision that I would like to go, but at £800-£900 at 14 (nearly 15) its going to be a hard task getting nea…
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Hello misc :)

Well, having seen what this year Ski trip was like, I have made the pricey decision that I would like to go, but at £800-£900 at 14 (nearly 15) its going to be a hard task getting near that amount. I would be almost 17 when we would be going. Is there any tips for saving?

I have also done a budget for spending/income, and I think I could just about do it.

I thought I'd ask the misc 1st as you've all been very kind to me. :)

Thanks.
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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The school may have a fund for those from families with limited income; you could look into that.

Ask for money for birthdays etc from now on and put into savings account.

Get a Saturday job.
1 Like #2
http://www.halifax.co.uk/savings/childregularsaver.asp

Have a clear out of what you don't want and ask a parent to help you sell cos don't think you can have a Paypal account at your age.
#3
chesso;7907325
The school may have a fund for those from families with limited income; you could look into that.

Ask for money for birthdays etc from now on and put into savings account.

Get a Saturday job.


Nowadays thats what I ask for anyway (money)

What sort of jobs (other than paper rounds) could a 14/15 yr old do? :)

Thanks btw. :thumbsup:
#4
Mum2Connor&Cerys;7907334
http://www.halifax.co.uk/savings/childregularsaver.asp

Have a clear out of what you don't want and ask a parent to help you sell cos don't think you can have a Paypal account at your age.


Thats a brilliant rate of interest! :w00t:

I'll have a look around my bedroom, see what I can find. :)
#5
if your 14 how do you have 32138 posts :?:
:roll:
#6
JACKIT99;7907377
if your 14 how do you have 32138 posts :?:
:roll:


Is it relevant? No, so please dont comment.
#7
starsparkle2311;7907392
wow that's a lot. Doesn't your school have a savings scheme? My daughter came home with a letter asking for £170 for a 3 day trip in June, last week. It's a treat for them after doing their SATS in May. Great,but a little extra warning would have helped.


Yeah, I think there is. Its for 7 days (Sun-Sun) in January 2012, so I have quite a bit of time. :)
#8
dontdothatagain
Nowadays thats what I ask for anyway (money)

What sort of jobs (other than paper rounds) could a 14/15 yr old do? :)

Thanks btw. :thumbsup:

You're welcome:thumbsup:

Jobs - anything except for stuff like selling alcohol that sort of thing = grown-ups only!!

Cleaning caravans, shop work, kennels, all sorts of menial saturday jobs - car washing, anything to do with tidying up e.g. cleaning locker room at gym

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/Workandcareers/Yourrightsandresponsibilitiesatwork/DG_066272
14 year olds There are a lot of rules that control working hours of children, but the basic ones are:
during term time, you can only work for two hours on weekdays and Sundays
during term time, you can only work for five hours on Saturdays
during a school holiday, you can work for up to five hours on a week day or a Saturday
during a school holiday, you can't work for more than two hours on a Sunday
you cannot work before 7.00 am or after 7.00 pm on any day
15 and 16 year olds If you're 15 or 16 and are working while you're still at school, your rights are almost identical to those of 14 year olds. However, you are allowed to work for up to eight hours on Saturdays or during the school holidays.
#9
chesso;7907446
You're welcome:thumbsup:

Jobs - anything except for stuff like selling alcohol that sort of thing = grown-ups only!!

Cleaning caravans, shop work, kennels, all sorts of menial saturday jobs - car washing, anything to do with tidying up e.g. cleaning locker room at gym

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/Workandcareers/Yourrightsandresponsibilitiesatwork/DG_066272
14 year olds There are a lot of rules that control working hours of children, but the basic ones are:
during term time, you can only work for two hours on weekdays and Sundays
during term time, you can only work for five hours on Saturdays
during a school holiday, you can work for up to five hours on a week day or a Saturday
during a school holiday, you can't work for more than two hours on a Sunday
you cannot work before 7.00 am or after 7.00 pm on any day
15 and 16 year olds If you're 15 or 16 and are working while you're still at school, your rights are almost identical to those of 14 year olds. However, you are allowed to work for up to eight hours on Saturdays or during the school holidays.



Thanks for all your help and links. - Repped. :thumbsup:
#10
starsparkle2311;7907517
ah that's not so bad then. You've just got to get into the habit of saving. Even if you give a tenner a week to your mum. School savings card may be best tho', or as mentioned above a decent savings account that gives good interest. It'll be well worth it tho', I went skiing with my school and loved it.


I've seen the pictures of facebook and heard all of the stories! Sounds great. Can't wait, hope I can get enough :)
#11
dcx_badass;7907544
2 years is like 2 christmases + 2 birthdays, that amount should be doable if you get money from everyone, maybe asking your parents to match what you save or similar, school ski trips are overpriced though, I had the money but didn't bother going anyway.


Yeah, I suppose you're right, but it'll only be one Christmas, because it'll probably need to be paid before the end of Christmas 2011 term.
banned#12
Two years of pure saving for a week away isn't worth it if you ask me. If you can save comfortably and still do other things that teenagers like to do then go for it. The sad reality is these trips are intended for kids with parents that will pay for them.
#13
master_chief;7907578
Two years of pure saving for a week away isn't worth it if you ask me. If you can save comfortably and still do other things that teenagers like to do then go for it. The sad reality is these trips are intended for kids with parents that will pay for them.


It's not that they can't afford it, its more that I'd be 16, which at that age, i think you would be expected to at least part-pay for these sort of things. They paid for my last year of primary trip away. Which was £180 for a school week. (5 days)
#14
Are you going on a coach ??
#15
aah96;7907646
Are you going on a coach ??


Yeah, to Manchester, then fly to France (near to the alps), then another coach to the Alps. I think it's Alp D'Huez. :thumbsup:
banned#16
dontdothatagain
It's not that they can't afford it, its more that I'd be 16, which at that age, i think you would be expected to at least part-pay for these sort of things. They paid for my last year of primary trip away. Which was £180 for a school week. (5 days)


Fair enough. Like I said if the saving eats into your ability to live a normal life with the expense that incurs then it wouldn't be worth it to me for a week away.

If you are planning on getting a full time job after college then you'd be able to go when you're earning enough anyway, so only a year or two more to wait to go skiing?
#17
dontdothatagain
Yeah, to Manchester, then fly to France (near to the alps), then another coach to the Alps. I think it's Alp D'Huez. :thumbsup:


i went on a coach to dover then a ferry calai (spelling! lol) the the coach to spain it was torture, that one was £415 though and my mum paid.I want to go to poland next yr to Auschwitz
#18
master_chief;7907677
Fair enough. Like I said if the saving eats into your ability to live a normal life with the expense that incurs then it wouldn't be worth it to me for a week away.

If you are planning on getting a full time job after college then you'd be able to go when you're earning enough anyway, so only a year or two more to wait to go skiing?


Yeah, I see what you mean. There is a new Sainsbury's opening up end of this year, so I could possibly get a job in there if need be. (I was planning on doing so anyway.)
#19
aah96;7907687
i went on a coach to dover then a ferry calai (spelling! lol) the the coach to spain it was torture, that one was £415 though and my mum paid.I want to go to poland next yr to Auschwitz


Yeah, well i'm going from Scotland so it would take too long! :) £415 sounds like a bargain. :thumbsup:
#20
dontdothatagain
Is it relevant? No, so please dont comment.


hahahaha that stopped that dead
#21
I THINK and don't hold me to this.. You would have to be 16 to work at sainsburys..
#22
DMERC
hahahaha that stopped that dead

just seemed a bit odd to me;-)
#23
spikeyjacko;7908233
I THINK and don't hold me to this.. You would have to be 16 to work at sainsburys..


Yeah, which I would be in March 2011. :thumbsup:
#24
Have you considered going with some mates independently, You could get two weeks skiing in for the cost that the school are charging, and you wouldn't have teachers stopping your apres ski fun.
#25
Right.. thing is, when's the sainsburys opening?
#26
DKLS;7908268
Have you considered going with some mates independently, You could get two weeks skiing in for the cost that the school are charging, and you wouldn't have teachers stopping your apres ski fun.


But wouldn't we be too young to fly on our own? (without teacher etc.)

spikeyjacko;7908274
Right.. thing is, when's the sainsburys opening?


End of 2010/start of 2011. :thumbsup:
#27
dontdothatagain
Yeah, which I would be in March 2011. :thumbsup:


No, you can work as soon as you get your NI card. I got mine at about 15 1/2:thumbsup:
#28
dontdothatagain
But wouldn't we be too young to fly on our own? (without teacher etc.)

No you wouldnt be.. but if you've never been skiing before you'd definately need lessons.. the the price would start to go up.
Also some hotels require a guest to be 18..


End of 2010/start of 2011. :thumbsup:


Right.. thing is, normally all the jobs are given before the supermarket actually opens, meaning you'd probably be 15.. normally there arent many jobs after the supermarket actually opens..
#29
Foxy102
No, you can work as soon as you get your NI card. I got mine at about 15 1/2:thumbsup:


Yeah but actually most supermarkets and most places even though you have a NI card won't take you on until you've at least finished GSCE exams..
#30
Foxy102;7908307
No, you can work as soon as you get your NI card. I got mine at about 15 1/2:thumbsup:


Oh right, so I could be there when it opens. . . :thumbsup:

spikeyjacko;7908314
Right.. thing is, normally all the jobs are given before the supermarket actually opens, meaning you'd probably be 15.. normally there arent many jobs after the supermarket actually opens..


There is a Morrisons in the town too, so I've heard lots of people want to leave, potentially leaving me with Morrisons instead?
banned#31
Just save £1.24 every day and you'll have more than enough




or do that quidco scam a few moar times
#33
spikeyjacko;7908331
Yeah but actually most supermarkets and most places even though you have a NI card won't take you on until you've at least finished GSCE exams..


Which are the equivalent of Standard Grades & Highers/Advanced Highers.
#34
dontdothatagain
Oh right, so I could be there when it opens. . . :thumbsup:



There is a Morrisons in the town too, so I've heard lots of people want to leave, potentially leaving me with Morrisons instead?


It's going to be the same with most 'big' companies.. your much better off getting a job at a local place.. :thumbsup:
#35
dontdothatagain
Which are the equivalent of Standard Grades & Highers/Advanced Highers.


I'm going to admit I don't have a clue what that is :oops:
#36


Scotland


In Scotland a person is deemed to be of school age if their sixteenth birthday falls between 1st March and 30th October. Pupils aged sixteen on or between 1st October and the last day of February are still of compulsory school age until the start of the Christmas holidays in that school year, this means that if your date of birth is after 1 October 1993 we will not be able to accept your application until 20 December 2009.What does that mean? :thinking:
1 Like #37
bykergrove
Just save £1.24 every day and you'll have more than enough


I will sponser you one days savings per month :thumbsup: (serious)
find 30 others to do the same :)
#38
DKLS
Have you considered going with some mates independently, You could get two weeks skiing in for the cost that the school are charging, and you wouldn't have teachers stopping your apres ski fun.


Don't forget that this trip will include 5 days of skiing lessons.
I went last year on school ski trip to austria and was the best week ever. Loads of my mates went and i made friends with all the others that went. I also found that the teachers where real laid back, they wanting to ski and have a gd time as well.
p.s don't forget the cost of ski clothes (jacket tousers under fleeces gloves googles sunglassess)

Although its expensive it will be worth it.
#39
spikeyjacko;7908359
It's going to be the same with most 'big' companies.. your much better off getting a job at a local place.. :thumbsup:


Well, my brother got a job in Morrisons when he got his NI card.

spikeyjacko;7908375
I'm going to admit I don't have a clue what that is :oops:


Equivalent to GCSE. :thumbsup:
#40
dontdothatagain
But wouldn't we be too young to fly on our own? (without teacher etc.)


Not at all, I first flew on my own age 7, Shouldn't be an issue with most airlines as long as you behave on the plane.

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